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. naacp head just arrived. we saw harry reid probably going into chambers back there. they haven't started arriving yet. the governors apparently were just announced. they're starting to filter in and take their seats. this is a really exciting part of being an elected official is sitting up there. >> senator al franken. >> jennifer: you can see richard blumenthal from connecticut. john kerry of course. carl levin. >> john: a few moments ago, speaker of the house john boehner entered, the most tan man in washington, d.c. in january. john mccain. >> jennifer: john mccain talking with dianne feinstein, i'm sure about gun control. cutting a deal right there. >> john: it is rather unseasonably warm today. i'm thankful for that for the folks who are there. >> jennifer: tammy baldwin. >> john: yesterday i was shocked at how warm it was. a lot of folks were expressing confusion as to why the president was sworn in yesterday. the constitution requires, of course, the president be sworn in on january 20th. since federal buildings and courthouses are closed on sunday, the ceremony is still scheduled
it is the leaders who control the floor action and i think on the democratic side, the fact that harry reid in the senate is sounding pretty tepid about these right now and letting his lieutenants chuck schumer from new york and feinstein take the lead on this does not bode well for this legislation in the senate. >> bill: the one measure that most people believe is the most important and may be the most politically possible, i guess is the universal background check. the assault weapons ban is important. the high-capacity magazines important. but it's hard to argue that if you have a criminal background check required at a gun dealer, you would not do the same at a gun show. maybe that's the one thing that can get through. >> right now that does seem like it's the provision that has the most support on the hill. that as well as a lot of these mental health traditions that the president has put forth. you might see a little bit more agreement in those areas but i think what we saw yesterday from the republican side was definitely digging in when it came to the assault weapons and other part
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